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'''Apuleius''' (; also called '''Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis'''; c. 124 – c. 170 CE)[http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/30917/Lucius-Apuleius "Lucius Apuleius"]. ''Encyclopaedia Britannica''. was a Latin-language prose writer. He was a Numidian Berber people|Berber and lived under the Roman Empire."''Berbers: ... The best known of them were the Roman author Apuleius, the Roman emperor Septimius Severus, and St. Augustine''", ''Encyclopedia Americana'', Scholastic Library Publishing, 2005, v.3, p. 569 He was from Madaurus (now M'Daourouch, Algeria). He studied Platonism|Platonist philosophy in Athens; travelled to Italy, Asia Minor and Egypt; and was an initiate in several cults or Greco-Roman mysteries|mysteries. The most famous incident in his life was when he was accused of using magic to gain the attentions (and fortune) of a wealthy widow. He...
Birth datec. 124
Birth placeMadaurus
Death datec. 170
Death place| occupation = Novelist, writer, public speaker
Notableworks''The Golden Ass''
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